Housing Selection

Housing Selection Overview

We hold Housing Selection during the Spring Semester. In this process, students select on-campus housing, and a limited number of students may select off-campus housing. Students are assigned a housing classification based on how many semesters they have lived in on-campus housing post-high school graduation:

  • Rising seniors (those who have lived in on-campus housing for at least 6 semesters) are classified as Returning- Senior Selection.
  • Rising juniors (those who have lived in on-campus housing for at least 4 semesters) are classified as Returning- Apartment Eligible.
  • Rising sophomores (those who have lived in on-campus housing for at least 2 semesters) are classified as Returning- Not Apartment Eligible.

We assign selection times for eligible participants according to housing classification; these times are randomly computer-assigned. Participants with earlier selection times may select housing before participants with later times.

Timeline

March 25- Preselection waitlists open via the housing portal

April 2- Preselection waitlists close at noon

April 8-  Local Living Process; 1 pm - 4 pm (Rising Seniors only, 4-person groups only)

April 11- SJU Senior Only Selection; 9 am - 3 pm 

April 16- SJU Senior/Junior Selection; 8 am - 3 pm (Earliest Rising Junior at 9 am)

April 19- SJU Sophomore Selection; 9 am - 3 pm

See Housing Options.

Apartment Eligibility

  • Junior and Senior students are eligible to live in campus apartments.
  • Sophomores and First-Year students are not eligible to live in campus apartments.

Single Rooms

Saint John's has a limited number of single rooms available to students. Students interested in single rooms should sign up for the appropriate pre-selection waitlist. Students unable to select a single room should find a roommate or group but can sign up for a waitlist. Single rooms are not guaranteed to become available.

Please be advised that failure to select desired or preferred housing during the housing selection process does not warrant a release from the residency requirement.  

Frequently Asked Questions

    Contact SJU Residential Life and Housing with questions and concerns at sjuhousing@csbsju.edu or 320-363-3512.